Recreation & Lifestyle

Remembering the Past: Linden Memories

by Diane Norek Harrison LINDEN—Here are some memories from reader Mildred Laux: “Dear Diane, I enjoy reading your ‘Memories of the Past’ very much. Enclosed is a part of my memories. “My grandparents came to the Untied States from Germany…

Remembering the Past: Railroad Past

by Diane Norek Harrison PERTH AMBOY-This is taken from “Historical Highlights of the Central Railroad Company of New Jersey and its Veterans Employees Association” which was given to me by reader Jerry Celecki: NEW YORK & LONG BRANCH RAILROAD- The…

“Speed Racer” Can’t Get out of its Own Way – 2 popcorns

By Michael S. Goldberger, film critic It is alas ironic that “Speed Racer,” the Wachowski Brothers’s live-action adaptation of the series that originated as the Japanese anime “Mach GoGoGo,” is anything but swift. For all its colorful, dizzying, quick-splice freneticism,…

Remembering the Past: Elizabeth Memorial Day Memories

by Diane Norek Harrison ELIZABETH-I received these Memorial Day memories from reader William Frolich: “Memories of Memorial Days in Elizabeth, and parades on North Broad Street, near the Sailors and Soldiers Monument” “To some of us, the big event in…

Remembering the Past: Early Perth Amboy Houses Of Worship

By Diane Norek Harrison PERTH AMBOY-This column is from my own research from 1920 material: Some of the natives of Denmark in the city, with their families, constitute a congregation known as St. Stefan’s Danish Evangelical Lutheran Church. Their place…